Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) a genus of Old World mints of the family Labiatae

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Synonyms of Melissa

genus melissa

Alternate forms of Melissa

Hypernyms: asterid dicot genus

Origin of the word Melissa

  1. proper name, from L., from Gk. (Ionic) melissa "honeybee" (Attic melitta), from PIE *melit-ya, suffixed form of *melit- "honey." more

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